Supportive Oncology Physician Lead, System

Intermountain Health
Murray, Utah
Start date
Feb 7, 2024

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Hematology / Oncology
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Job Description:
To provide medical expertise to support patients living the healthiest lives possible. As System Lead, the Physician shall provide specialty-specific leadership, research, and medical direction for supportive care services within the Oncology Clinical Program. The Physician will work closely with the Oncology Clinical Program, Homecare and Hospice, SelectHealth, Emergency Departments, System-Wide cancer genomics, clinical trials, and Translational Medicine efforts, emphasizing quality care delivery, clinical research, and service excellence. The Physician will work to maintain and support a framework for the Oncology Clinical Program to develop and enhance supportive care for cancer patients in the Intermountain system.


Refer to your Job Description Supplement(s) for your specialty appended to the Intermountain Physician & APP Handbook for your specific role(s). The Physician will be responsible to the Oncology Clinical Program and the Group Medical Director.

Essential Job Duties
  • General Responsibilities. As System Lead, Physician shall:
    • Patient Care Services. Develop a part-time subspecialty clinical practice, working closely with Intermountain Medical Group leadership;
    • Development Team Participation. Provide clinical expertise within multi-disciplinary teams as appropriate, which includes participation in clinical teams and workgroups, to provide development of supportive care standards including symptom management, end of life planning, site of service optimization, etc.;
    • Clinical Outcomes and Research. Provide leadership and clinical expertise in the development of research opportunities and building of a clinical knowledge base through the following efforts:
    • Provide supportive care-specific clinical expertise to Intermountain programs and teams, as appropriate;
    • Develop supportive care specific quality of care initiatives and expertise system-wide for Physician's subspecialty, which includes supportive care-specific clinical outcome initiatives and supportive care-specific program development;
    • Collaborate with established Clinical Trial Program to expand and utilize research into novel treatment approaches;
    • Develop optimal care delivery pathways for supportive care -specific initiatives, including quality care and value care initiatives;
    • Participate in clinical trials and cancer genomics, including cooperative group trials, industry-sponsored trials, investigator-related studies, biologics and tissue research, and genetics and familial studies; and
    • Regularly participate in Intermountain-based research to contribute to publications, disseminating research findings using appropriate media;
    • Clinical Informatics.
    • Collaborate with Intermountain Informatics teams to enhance and develop care process models within Intermountain's iCentra EMR; and
    • Develop and monitor quality of care and outcomes measures and advise on required informatics infrastructure.
    • Program Development/Community Outreach. Provide leadership and clinical expertise in developing relationships and providing education to develop the program and Intermountain cancer services, including:
    • Work in conjunction with the Intermountain Oncology Clinical Program to enhance best practice and develop clinical outcome measures related to supportive care;
    • Collaborate with the Intermountain Clinical Programs to develop best practice models for the development Shared Accountability and Value Improvement efforts; and
    • Provide education/community practice outreach, including making presentations to other outreach communities, medical staffs, and clinical practices;
    • Quality Management.
    • Participate in Intermountain's overall quality management program, including initiatives to identify, measure, stabilize, and improve key processes related to services within the Oncology Clinical Program; and
    • Participate in Academic Supportive Care services at peer review meetings, tumor boards, and in preparation of case presentations, as appropriate;
    • Intermountain Collaborative Programs. Foster, advocate, and promote collaborative relationships between Intermountain and premier collaborative institutions, which includes:
    • Working collaboratively with clinical leaders at Intermountain to identify and implement collaborative quality improvement and clinical outcomes and research initiatives;
    • Facilitating research cooperation and data sharing, as appropriate;
    • Working with oncology clinicians and researchers to identify collaborative opportunities for clinical trial development and support research cooperation; and
    • Assisting in promoting the activities and goals of collaborative institutions.
  • Provide patient care that meets or exceeds the standard of care for the specialty(s) or subspecialty(s) of practice.
  • Perform patient care duties at the location(s) and according to the schedule determined by the specialty and site of care.
  • Maintain the volume of care defined by the standards set by the specialty and site of care.
  • Engage in effective, professional collaboration with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Adhere to all professional expectations as set forth in the Intermountain Physician & APP Handbook , your letter of agreement, Intermountain policies and procedures, and medical staff bylaws of Intermountain facilities where privileged.
  • As a formal or informal leader, you must role model our values and professionalism, create and nurture a psychologically safe workplace and team with those who support you in caring for those you have the privilege

Minimum Requirements

  • Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree; or equivalent if education completed outside the United States
  • Completion of graduate medical education training program in the specialty(s) or subspecialty(s) of practice. Graduate education must be obtained through an ACGME or AOA accredited institution
  • ABMS or equivalent AOA Board Certification in the specialty(s) or subspecialty(s) of practice
  • Active Medical Licensure, or in the process of obtaining licensure, is required in the state in which physician will practice .
  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

Physical Requirements
  • Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information.
  • Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, and manipulate paper requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
  • See and read computer monitors and documents.
  • Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.

Anticipated job posting close date:

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The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.
$7.25 - $999.99

We care about your well-being - mind, body, and spirit - which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers , and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers ; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion .

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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It’s time to think of health in a whole new way, and by partnering with our patients and communities, providing expert care closer to home, and making great health more affordable, we can help more people get and stay well. We proudly invest back into improving the care we deliver, and our pioneering research is making healthcare more personalized, effective, and affordable.

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